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United Arab Emirates vs Namibia, ST20 2021, Today Match Prediction

ICC Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

142/9 in 20.0

7.10

159/8 in 20.0

7.95 Star
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Toss Winner - United Arab Emirates won the toss and chose to bowl first

Namibia beat United Arab Emirates by 17 runs

United Arab Emirates eye a strong start against Namibia

  • UAE and Namibia have never faced each other in the T20 format.
  • In the T20 format, opener Chirag Suri and all-rounder Rohan Mustafa have been consistent performers for the UAE.
  • Gerhard Erasmus and Jay Frylinck have been bankable performers for Namibia in the T20 format.

Expect UAE to beat Namibia by a comfortable margin.

Tournament: UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: ICC Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Toss: To Bat

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Host United Arab Emirates will be looking to kick-start their campaign on a positive note when they take on Namibia in the opening game of the UAE Summer T20 Bash played at ICC Academy Ground in Dubai.

UAE Captain Ahmed Raza will be hoping that the side can deliver a clinical performance with bat and ball in this fixture. The side will be looking to select their best playing combination for this opening fixture.

On the other hand, Namibia will be looking to start the competition on a positive note. Skipper Gerhard Erasmus will be hoping that the side can deliver a decent show against UAE.

United Arab Emirates Preview

The hosts will be well aware of the conditions and keen to put in a decent show with bat and ball.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Chirag Suri, Rohan Mustafa, Basil Hameed, Mohammad Usman and Waheed Ahmed to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since 2019, opener Chirag Suri has the topped the batting charts for UAE in the T20 format. In 11 matches played, Chirag has scored 339 runs at an average of 37.66 with three fifties to their name.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan, Rohan Mustafa and Ahmed Raza to deliver crucial breakthroughs in this opening contest.

Since 2019, Off-spinner Rohan Mustafa has been leading wicket-taker for the United Arab Emirates in the T20 format. In 13 matches played, Rohan Mustafa has claimed 17 wickets at an economy rate of 5.88

United Arab Emirates Predicted Playing XI:

Ahmed Raza (Captain), Chirag Suri, Rohan Mustafa, Basil Hameed, Muhammad Usman, Waheed Ahmed, Alishan Sharafu, Sultan Ahmed, Vriitiya Aravind, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan.

United Arab Emirates Actual Playing XI:

Waseem Muhammad, Rohan Mustafa, Chundangapoyil Rizwan, Vritiya Aravind, Muhammad Usman, Kashif Daud, Ahmed Raza, Chirag Suri, Zahoor Khan, Sultan Ahmed, Basil Hameed

Namibia Preview

Former South Africa all-rounder David Wiese has named in Namibia’s squad for the UAE Summer T20 Bash.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Gerhard Erasmus, Stephan Baard, Craig Williams, David Wiese and JJ Smit to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since 2019, Skipper Gerhard Erasmus has been a consistent performer with the bat for Namibia. He has topped the batting charts for Namibia in the T20 format. In 19 matches, Gerhard Erasmus has accumulated 484 runs at an average of 40.33 with five half-centuries to his name.

In bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Jay Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz, JJ Smit and Gerhard Erasmus to deliver crucial breakthroughs in this fixture.

Namibia Predicted Playing XI:

Stephan Baard, Gerhard Erasmus (Captain), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Craig Williams, Michau Du Preez, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Jay Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, Michael Van Lingen.

Namibia Actual Playing XI:

Jan Frylinck, David Wiese, Gerhard Erasmus, Pikky Ya France, Craig Williams, Zane Green, JJ Smit, Karl Birkenstock, Ruben Trumpelmann, Stephan Baard, Bernard Scholtz

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
29
0 mm.
3.55 k/h
From: ENE
68%
03h
29
0 mm.
2.64 k/h
From: E
65%
06h
33
0 mm.
1.06 k/h
From: E
34%
09h
33
0 mm.
5.64 k/h
From: NNW
17%
12h
33
0 mm.
6.78 k/h
From: NNW
8%
15h
31
0 mm.
3.98 k/h
From: NNE
0%
18h
30
0 mm.
3.53 k/h
From: NE
0%
21h
30
0 mm.
3.44 k/h
From: NE
0%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will provide a tight contest between bat and ball. The spinners will definitely get something out of this pitch.

Venue Details

ICC Academy Cricket in Dubai is going to host the 1st game of the 2021 UAE Summer Bash between United Arab Emirates and Namibia.

The hosts have won only three matches out of nine matches played at thus venue.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss, would be keen to bat first and post a score in excess of 145 runs. The first innings at ICC Academy Ground in Dubai is around 140 to 150 runs.

United Arab Emirates will be favorites to win the opening game of the competition against Namibia. With the hosts well aware of the conditions, UAE will be looking to dominate the proceedings with bat and ball in this fixture.

On the other hand, Namibia have the enough firepower to upstage UAE in this encounter.

Expect UAE to beat Namibia by a comfortable margin.

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Author: Shoaib Z.